SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132. Take entrance 3 on Thomas Run Road, and the building is the first on the right. Park across the lane.

Upcoming meetings | Past meetings

Jason Rubin's Bee-minder notes

July 10, 2019 7PM

Summer location: Steppingstone Farm Museum

"Selling Honey and Bee-Related Products" presented by Suzette Jackson and Jane Kuhl

Plus a 5:30PM hive check in the apiary. Bring protective gear.

6PM pick up Apivar and Formic Pro (for those who have pre-ordered).

Including a Raffle ($10 for a 10-frame nuc!) and, for paid members, a door prize.

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

June 12, 2019
January 10, 2018 Ray Walker Broodminder hive monitoring system
February 14, 2019 Jeff Maenner and Charlie Thomas Getting hives ready for spring
March 14, 2018 Samuel Ramsey Unlocking the mysteries of the Varroa mite
April 11, 2018 Beginner and advanced beekeeping discussion groups
May 8, 2018 Harry Dutcher Varroa Management
June 14, 2018 David Papke Maintaining Healthy Bees
July 11, 2018 Zac Lamas Fall Hive Management
September 12, 2018 Andrew Kness Pesticide residue in bee hives in agricultural areas
October 10, 2018 Mark Dykes
November 14, 2018 Nathalie Steinhauer Pests, Diseases, and Pesticides Update
February 13, 2019 John Turpin Nutrition, bee research, Varroa, and more
March 13, 2019 Kelly Kulhanek Sentinel Apiary Program (pdf available on the past speakers page)
April 10, 2019 Charlie Thomas, Brad Luff, and Harry Dutcher How to Prevent and Catch a Swarm
May 8, 2019 Harry Dutcher, Dennis Hertzog, Cybil Preston, Charlie Thomas, and Doug Shuman Queen Issues
John Knapstein Preparing Honey for Competitions, and How to Judge Honey